Friday, November 17, 2006

Science Versus Politics

When the United States banned Cattle from Canada because of the BSE crisis the Canadian government and the then opposition Conservtives all decried the American actions as being political and not based on science.

Today the same Conservatives are the New Canadian Government and oppose the ban on deep sea trawlers.

Spot the contradiction.

Bottom-trawler (Roger Grace/Greenpeace)
There may be as few as 200 bottom-trawlers worldwide

Marine Scientists: Case for Bottom Trawler Ban 'Overwhelming'; Immediate Fisheries Freeze Needed

Marine scientists say the case for a moratorium on the use of heavy trawling gear in deep waters is now overwhelming and should be put in place immediately.

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